a Halloween banner for our mantle.

When we were given our assignment to make tags for this month, all I
could think about was how I’ve always wanted to create a Halloween
banner for our mantle. I thought I’d combine the two projects and make a
banner with tags!

I started by debossing my “Spooky” letters (GCD Big Alphabet Chipboard Letters) with the various Chip Art Tool designs. After I painted a black base, I added
some sparkle with some glittery embossing powder. I also used an
embossing pen to outline the spider web on one of the tags and
embossed it.

I loved the idea of using glitter embossing powder, so I didn’t end up
with inevitable loose glitter all over the floor!

I then painted each GCD Studios chipboard banner with black paint, crackle medium and then cream
paint. I adhered the letters with Pop Dots and trimmed with
various GCD Studios patterned papers with decorative edges. The Paris Nights Decorative paper pack has strips of decorative edge
pieces that worked great for this.

Next, I moved onto the tags. I loved the idea of each tag being its
own distinct little gem. I glued patterned paper to the tags and
filed the paper to get precise edges of the tags.

I layered various stickers, punches and chipboard pieces for extra
dimension. Here is an example of the start of the witch tag's
assembly. Every tag was also edged with Sepia Black ink from
Color Box.

I love how, with these two tags, I was able to use patterned paper not
traditionally associated with Halloween from the Lydia and Paris
Nights collection.

The main features on these two tags are a spider I made with pipe
cleaners and a crackle painted chipboard bird.

And lastly, this tag's focal point is this adorable sticker made to
look like a piece of candy.

Here's another look at the banner.

See that Trick or Treat framed art on the mantle? I created this
fun image to share with you, download here. Just print it out and place it in a 5x7
frame you've already got around your house!

And lastly, because the assignment called for us to make a fall tag as
well, I turned my fall tag into an embellishment for my front door
arrangement. I think the house is ready for fall!

I hope you are inspired to dress your house with your scrapbooking
supplies for the fall holidays.

Halloween Banner Supplies

Chipboard: GCD Studios (shapes,
tags, banners and bird) Patterned Papers: GCD Studios
(Paris Nights and Lydia Collections and Making Memories)
Stickers: Martha Stewart & Making Memories Brads and Gems:
Recollections Ink: Colorbox Stamp: Bo Bunny

Fall Tag Suplies

Chipboard Tag: GCD Studios
Patterned Papers: GCD Studios Chipboard letters: Heidi
Swapp Stamp: Inkadinkadoo Ink: Colorbox Stamp:
Stampcraft Flower: Prima


  1. What a fun banner! I just adore that spider :O)

  2. The tags are awesome! Love the banner too, but I don't have a mantle to hang it and are walls a pretty bare as we are trying to sell our home.

  3. What a super fancy & festive mantle and banner. Absolutely love the patterns you created on the chipboard as well!

  4. perfectly fabulous in EVERY way!